FRAMING GRAVITY: Auslan Interpreted Art Exhibition Tour [If In Sydney, Do Come :-)]

AUSLAN INTERPRETED – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL, Please RSVP ASAP:

The Event:

AARTBOXX Auslan Interpreted Tour

The Directions:

SCA-Map

Exhibition dates 21 October – 5 November 2011

Sydney College of the Arts, SCA Gallery, the University of Sydney

Balmain Rd, Rozelle NSW (enter opposite Cecily Street)

Gallery hours
Mon – Fri 11:00am – 5:00pm Sat 11:00am – 4:00pm
ACCESS INFORMATION
Venue is wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets on campus. Limited accessible parking available. Bookings essential.
Further information: AART.BOXX 11: Framing Gravity. Contact: Josie Cavallaro 02 9251 6499 ext 105, jcavallaro@aarts.net.au
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Framing Gravity: Exhibition

Accessible Arts

Saturday exhibition opening: Re-framing Disability

Re-framing disability: portraits from the Royal College of Physicians

There is no X-factor in patronising judgement

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The Mad Square: Boxes, Boxes, and More Boxes

Our physical differences make us who we are, otherwise we will be someone else. If we weren’t occupying the disability box, we would be occupying another one. I’m sure it pisses the categorisers off knowing that we purposely upset the hierarchy of categorisation and the row of tidy boxes.

Ever since humans began running around the planet, categorising things and putting them into nice tidy boxes, there are other human beings who through circumstance, accident, quirks of birth or sheer wilfulness, stubbornly refuse to live in the stifling confines of someone else’s idea of what, or who they are.

Disability is one of these boxes. It marks us as different. It comes with a negative connotation that implies we cannot connect with the world, and that we cannot experience everything it has to offer, because we are lacking a faculty: be it hearing, sight, intelligence, or movement. What’s worse, it further implies that we have nothing to offer.

We often fail to see the person behind the disability due to fear or ignorance. We only see the packaging and not much else, which is why Emmanuel Kelly’s performance on The X Factor 2011, was a challenge for the judges and the audience. Will they see a singer/ performer, or will they see a young man with missing limbs, rising stoically to the occassion?

But we are different. Damn it, we are! No amount of gnashing and pulling hair out is going to change the fact that we have missing limbs, sight, hearing, mental faculties, restricted movements and whatever else constitutes disability. Unfortunately, because we don’t fit the social ideal, we are allowed to fall by the way side.

Accessible Arts recognises this, and its modus operandi is to promote full inclusion, access and cultural opportunities in the arts for people with disabilities through advocacy, education and information. In short, to give the people who don’t fit into these boxes, a leg up, so that they too can explore and fulfil their potential.

Challenging perceptions is what Accessible Arts is promoting with its upcoming exhibition, Framing Gravity . Framing Gravity is the fifth in a series of exhibitions that began in 2006, and aimed at giving artists with a disability, the opportunity to show their work as professionals, on the professional stage.

That’s the easy part. The hard work is in convincing audiences to view the work beyond the patronising rut of disability.

Which is why you are being invited to the Framing Gravity, which runs from 21 October – 5 November 2011.

We want you to come with an open mind, ready to be surprised, and come away with the knowledge, and understanding, that it is quite OK, to not fit into a box.

Related Links:

Framing Gravity: Exhibition

Accessible Arts

Saturday exhibition opening: Re-framing Disability

Re-framing disability: portraits from the Royal College of Physicians

There is no X-factor in patronising judgement

Framing Gravity Opening Night: You Are Invited

To Show you that The Rebuttal is not just all doom and gloom, but that we recognise there are good things in the world, we are posting the following invitation, for those of you who are in Sydney or will be visiting Sydney in October, 2011.

Framing Gravity - Recent works by contemporary Australian artists with disability
You are invited to attend the Framing Gravity Opening Night
Thursday 20 October, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
To be opened by Glenn Barkley, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art followed by a performance by Georgia Cranko.

Scott Trevelyan, Bee'n a Tough Day Honey!, 2010
Been a Tough Day Honey! 2010 by Scott Trevelyan,
Auslan interpreted
RSVP for the Openng Night of Framing Gravity
Exhibition dates 21 October – 5 November 2011

Sydney College of the Arts, SCA Gallery, the University of Sydney

Balmain Rd, Rozelle NSW (enter opposite Cecily Street)

Gallery hours
Mon – Fri 11:00am – 5:00pm Sat 11:00am – 4:00pm
ACCESS INFORMATION
Venue is wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets on campus. Limited accessible parking available. Bookings essential.
Further information: AART.BOXX 11: Framing Gravity. Contact: Josie Cavallaro 02 9251 6499 ext 105, jcavallaro@aarts.net.au
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Cinema Screening: National Consumer Fraud Awareness Week 17 February 2011 [Sydney, Australia]

ACCAN, as a Principle Partner of the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce during National Consumer Fraud Awareness Week, would like to warmly invite you to attend the launch screening of:

“Internet Scams: how to protect yourself” a consumer education initiative by the WA Deaf Society, funded by ACCAN’s Grants Scheme.

The project comprises a series of videos, in Auslan, with English voice-over and captions, aimed at the Deaf and hard of hearing communities which will be available publicly on the ACCC’s SCAMwatch website.

Speakers include:

• Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Senator Jan McLucas
• Deputy Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Mr Peter Kell

When: 9am to 10am, Thursday 10 March
Where: Hoyts Broadway, Broadway Shopping Centre, Sydney
RSVP: All welcome – email events(at symbol)accan.org.au or phone (02) 9288 4000

 

More Details Here: http://www.accan.org.au/blog.php?category=general

Read My Shorts: SPREAD THE WORD

Now in it’s fourth week, READ MY SHORTS continues to entertain audiences with its variety. Last Monday saw a film THE MONEY, which was a hearing take on a Deaf joke about sign language interpreters.

READ MY SHORTS is the only film festival that has been set up from the outset with access for Deaf and Hearing Impaired audiences in mind. More than this, it is a festival that allows Deaf and Hearing Impaired people to meet the filmmakers, participate in Question and Answers sessions, and participate in mainstream cultural offerings.

All films in the festival are captioned, and an Auslan Interpreter will be present for the Q & A sessions.

There will be: Six Short Films per night, Guest Speakers, Q & As with the “auteurs”, Audience choice spot prize, a Critic’s Choice Award which goes into season filmmakers prize draw, and an Industry Panel chaired by legends Jolene Langland, IRENE WALLS, Martin Simpson and Tracy Savage.

It will be running for three more weeks: Monday 29th November, 6th December, and the Finals night, 13th December.

So, COME ALONG AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS

Time: 7 – 9.30pm

Where: Royal Albert Hotel, 140 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW, Australia

For more information visit out website Read My Shorts/ or contact us by email readmyshortsfilmfestival@gmail.com

Read My Shorts: New Short Film Festival

‘Read my Shorts’, is a new short film festival coming to Sydney in November 2010.

All films in the festival will be captioned, and an Auslan Interpreter will be present for the Q & A sessions.

A new short film festival in Surry Hills: Read-My Shorts

There will be:  Six Short Films per night, Guest Speakers, Q & As with the “auteurs”, Audience choice spot prize, a Critic’s Choice Award which goes into season filmmakers prize draw, and an Industry Panel chaired by legends Jolene Langland,  IRENE WALLS,  Martin Simpson and Tracy Savage.

Starts November 1, 2010, every Monday for 8 weeks

Time: 7 – 9.30pm

Where:  Royal Albert Hotel, 140 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills Sydney

For more information and to enter your film into the festival, contact Read My Shorts readmyshortsfilmfestival@gmail.com

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